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Potluck Shabbat
1st Friday Each Month

Join us for a wonderful potluck following 6:15pm services. This is delicious food you won't want to miss!!!

Potluck Guidelines

Food should be dairy or vegetarian, use hekshered ingredients, and brought in a disposable pan/vessel. Food cannot not be heated in our kitchen. See Rabbi's detailed guidelines (pdf file) and explanation of hekshered.


Musical Shabbat
2nd Friday Each Month

Join us at 6:15pm for evenings of melodic worship with a little groove thrown in by our own congregational band. These are evenings you won't want to miss!!!


Shabbat Unwrapped
3rd Friday & Saturday
Each Month

Join us at 6:15pm Friday or 10:00am Saturday for a special Shabbat where Rabbi Bass will explain parts of the service, or point out some aspect of a specific Tefilah. This is designed to deepen connections to our ancient roots, and grow in our understanding of our tradition.

Religious School Teacher and Youth Group Leader positions available; CLICK HERE to  
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Etz Hayim was featured in the Washington Jewish Week: CLICK HERE for the article about our upcoming 75th anniversary, our history, and our community!
Latest News and Schmooze

2nd & 4th Thursday Every Month | Israeli Folk Dancing Class, 8:00pm-10:00pm

Re-link your Harris Teeter VIC card to Etz Hayim Preschool!
Our TIE code is 2472. Simply link your card on your next visit to Harris Teeter, or use your login at the Harris Teeter website. You can link up to 5 schools to one card!

Sunday, September 27 – Erev Sukkot | Men’s Club Sukkah Building, 10:00am; Sukkot Family Event & Potluck, 5:00pm

Monday, September 28 – Sukkot I | Office & Preschool CLOSED; Sukkot Services, 10:00am

Tuesday, September 29 – Sukkot II | Office & Preschool CLOSED; Sukkot Services, 10:00am

Sunday, October 4 – Hoshanah Rabbah | Hoshanah Rabbah Services, 9:30am

Monday, October 5 – Shemini Atzeret | Shemini Atzeret Services with Yizkor, 10:00am; Simchat Torah Klezmer Celebration, 6:30pm

Sunday, October 6 – Simchat Torah | Simchat Torah Services, 10:00am

Sunday, October 25 | INOVA Blood Drive, 10:00am-2:00pm

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, December 5 | Etz Hayim's 75th Anniversary Testimonial Gala, 7:00pm-11:00pm


If you’d like more information, please contact us by e-mail at or telephone at 703.979.4466.